IPMA News : June 2005
Edited By Christy Ridout and Shelagh Taylor
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--By Mary Ellen Bradley, Department of Ecology
The IPMA Forum “Practice not Promise” was held at St. Martin’s Pavilion on May 24-25; 930 attendees registered over the two days. Concurrent speaker sessions averaged more than 180 attendees over the 10 time slots including a record 240 at 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Wednesday sessions.
The first day keynote speaker was Carolyn Purcell, a State and Local Government Director in the Internet Business Solutions Group of Cisco Systems. She also served nine years as the Texas Chief Information Office and was the Chief Executive Officer of the Texas Department of Information Resources. Her talk focused on the key issues facing government today. She listed the following as the biggest challenges for state government:
Ms. Purcell stated that government will need to evolve and become more responsive and improve accountability. For more information, see Carolyn Purcell's presentation (4.5 MB ppt) (link removed).
The Wednesday keynote was given by Gary Robinson, Director of the Washington State Department of Information Services (DIS). Gary has held positions with the Office of Financial Management, serving as Assistant Director, Deputy Director and Acting Director. He also served as the Acting Director of DIS before his permanent appointment. He has been a member of the Information Services Board, the Public Employees Benefits Board and the Sentencing Guidelines Commission. Gary began his talk with a quote from Governor Christine Gregoire stating that “we must change the culture of government”. He explained that GMAP, Government Management, Accountability and Performance, is Governor Gregoire's signature management initiative focused on improving the results of state government. In the information technology world, one of the governor’s initiatives is one stop service for business licensing and permitting. Gary pledged that DIS would aggressively provide information systems to provide quality and reliable services to state agencies. He challenged us to work with DIS to take information technology to the next level. For more information, see Gary Robinson's presentation (0.9 MB ppt) (link removed).
The 2005 Forum also included classes on application design and development, enterprise content management, enterprise architecture, enterprise infrastructure project management and security. There were 70 booths with displays by vendors, state agencies and non-profit groups set up in pavilion.
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May 17, 2005 press release by the Secretary of State
The Office of Secretary of State will be recognized tomorrow for creating a virtually paperless office, permanently clearing a four-to-six-week backlog of business transactions and dramatically improving customer service.
The agency’s Corporation’s Division and its technology partner ImageSource, Inc. will receive the Channel Connection Award in Philadelphia tomorrow.
“We’re thrilled,” said Secretary of State Sam Reed. “The customer response to this project has been overwhelming. We satisfied a frustrated clientele, solved an expensive storage problem and dramatically improved convenience and accuracy for our customers.”
The Channel Connection Awards recognize value-added resellers, (businesses that add their own "value," to an existing product), and systems integrators for solution installation, integration, application benefits, and return on investment.
ImageSource, Inc. worked hand in hand with the Corporations division to develop a progressive and extremely stable solution. Utilizing Kofax and Stellent software as the foundation ImageSource, Inc. developed a system that touches every part of the division’s internal and external business.
“We are extremely pleased with the results that the Corporations division has received,” said ImageSource CTO Shad White, “we believe our partnership made the difference and look forward to expanding the use of the platform throughout the agency.”
“This is a great honor following a huge undertaking,” said Corporations Director Mike Ricchio. “What we lacked in immediate resources we made up for in innovation. We do not subscribe to the theory that government agencies inevitably function as a bureaucracy.”
The Office of Secretary of state’s Corporation’s Division is responsible for registering a number of business related entities including corporations, limited partnerships, limited liability partnerships and limited liability companies.
Until an online imaging system was created, the Corporations Division faced a series of critical problems:
The Secretary of State’s Office and ImageSource, Inc. launched an e-government initiative to streamline and optimize the way the agency managed business filings.
Using the solution:
The solution gives customers 24-7 access to their documents throughout the process, reduces the number of human errors, and allows customers to save an incomplete application online for up to 60 days and return to complete it.
“I salute the efforts of ImageSource, and my staff,” said Reed. “This is a huge step toward a more convenient, efficient and transparent government.”
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--by Allen Schmidt, IPMA Professional Development Co-Chair
Reserve your seat today! There are still openings for the upcoming "Enterprise Architecture - Making the Right Decisions" seminar. It will be held at Saint Martin's College on Monday June 20, 2005. Doors open at 8:00 a.m. and the program begins at 8:30 a.m. Registration is required. Additional details and registration info . . . . (Link removed.)
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--by Sheryl Hall, IPMA Professional Development Co-Chair
Reserve your seat today! It is not too late. You still have time to register for this great opportunity to meet the Dr. Phil of Project Management, Neal Whitten; a popular speaker, trainer, consultant, mentor, and author in the areas of Project Management, Software Engineering, and Human Resources. For the first time ever, the IPMA with the Department of Personnel is sponsoring this opportunity to learn first-hand from one of the experts in the industry. You will also receive Neal's latest book, No-Nonsense Advice for Successful Projects. Refreshments will be served as well. Registration is required. Washington State Employees should contact their training manager or registration representative to register. All others should register through the on-line IPMA Registration process. Additional details . . . . (Link removed.)
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Members Present: Jim Albert, Mary Ellen Bradley, Thomas Bynum, Phil Grigg, Sheryl Hall, Dennis Jones, Dennis Laine, Christy Ridout, Darrel Riffe, Allen Schmidt and Shelagh Taylor. Phil Coates, CFO, and Jim Andersen, Forum Events Manager, were also present.
Thomas Bynum, IPMA Chair, opened the May 2005 meeting of the IPMA Board of Directors at 7:30 a.m.
Approval of Minutes: The minutes from the April 2005 Board meeting were approved.
Secretary/Treasurer’s Report: The Board approved the April 2005 financial status and activities reports.
Business Planning: Jim Andersen introduced John Vlastelica of Lakeside Graphics who spoke to the board about the development of a marketing plan. He was representing McCarty & Associates which is a marketing firm serving the Puget Sound area. He talked about what the board’s vision for the IPMA is and what the board felt needed to be done. He stated that the next step would be to have one of the principals of McCarty & Associates discuss with the board the possibility of an engagement to assist in the development of a Marketing Plan.
After John’s presentation, the board discussion concluded that a half day meeting was needed to refine the IPMA Business Plan before a consultant is hired to help develop the Marketing Plan. IPMA vice-chair Andy Marcelia and Shelagh Taylor will work together to coordinate this meeting.
Forum 2005: Jim Andersen presented the Forum status report.
Communications: Shelagh Taylor and Christy Ridout gave the communications committee report. They have worked on putting together the framework of the IPMA Marketing Plan. They also worked with Jim Andersen to arrange John Vlastelica’s presentation to the board.
The May issue of the IPMA News has been released and carries three very good articles.
Professional Development: Sheryl Hall and Allen Schmidt gave the committee report.
Executive Seminar 2005: Phil Grigg presented the committee report.
IT Leadership Development Program: Dennis Jones presented the committee report.
Other Business: None
Next Meeting: June 9, 2005, at the Shipwreck Café
The meeting was adjourned at 9:15 a.m.
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